Bahama Breeze hosts cooking competition

Bahama Breeze Executive Chef Peter Olsacher and King of Prussia Bahama Breeze’s Octavio Castro. (Submitted Photo)

The Bahama Breeze in King of Prussia hosted their third annual regional cooking competition on Tuesday night. Nine culinary professionals from nine Bahama Breeze restaurant locations in the northeast battled it out for the coveted title of Bahama Breeze’s “Top Chef.”

During the event, more than 70 guests sampled the different dishes. The winner was chosen by a panel of local judges – including special guest Bahama Breeze executive chef Peter Olsacher, according to a submitted press release.

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The title went to Augusto Garcia with the Bahama Breeze in Paramus and his winning dish was Peruvian Spiced Rubbed Steak and Shrimp with Bacon Wrapped Plantains. Garcia walked away with the Top Chef belt (pictured), and the title of Bahama Breeze’s Top Chef.

Octavio Castro with the Bahama Breeze in King of Prussia finished in second place with his dish Tropical Seafood Ceviche.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Bahama Breeze in King of Prussia presented representatives from CHOP with a check for $1,000, during the competition.

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